The news, eh? What is it? Where do I find it? What do I do once I’ve caught it? Is it contagious? Already 2011 has been awful full of news, and with human-produced news levels at their highest point in recorded history, what can be done to prepare for the eventual catastrophe which everyone is certain is coming from somewhere soon?
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Back in August Paula Rebstock, a former commerce commission head and therefore the most appropriate person to make these sorts of life-and-death decisions, released her welfare working group’s issue paper which set us off like a firecracker in episode 50 (highlight here). Rebstock is back this week, with her group’s recommendations. Claiming our economy cannot support our society, she makes the dual mistake of forgetting that it’s our society that should come before our economy in that sentence, and that economies do tend to behave rather catastrophically when you base them on bullshit figures.
SPORTS! The Delhi Commonwealth Games is upon us and it’s covered in shit. How will our athletes fare in the scatological fallout as John Key dares them all to a game of ‘poo chicken’? In that vein we delve back into other shitty sporting events like the Montreal Olympics where New Zealand pissed off all of Africa, the 81 Tour that John Key doesn’t remember, and celebrate the legacy of Eddie the Eagle:
The Christchurch Earthquake is serious business and has had a huge impact on the lives of the residents, BUT: as with any news event there are peripheral political, financial and media fuck-ups that make up the bread and butter of this podcast. So, with our full sympathies going out to the victims of this horrible event, let’s commence with the piss-taking…
Hahaha, we just totally talk about pizza for like the entire time. Ok, that’s an exaggeration, we do get around to talking about real stuff: The pathology of the right wing, the crimes of Labour governments past, morality, tea and , of course, coffee.
This was recorded before the Chris Carter debacle. The next episode is going to be all over that.
In this episode we talk about K-Strass, a purported Yo-yo expert who has been pranking local news shows in America with is yo yo “act”. Also, the UK election results are in, Paula Bennett’s an idiot, and Dave unveils his own new single-issue, special interest political party, the CAIP.
To the mailbag! In this episode we take a look at some stories that have been emailed to us, and then settle down on a nice long rant about the music industry.
Today’s episode sees us take on Catholicism, and as of the time of posting this nobody involved with the Egonomist has been struck down by god. Well, Dave’s off the the doc today with a dodge tummy but that hardly counts.
Further reading on one of this episode’s topics: